ELM Course Design Faculty Offerings

eLearning Miami’s experienced team of instructional designers offer ELM Course Design 101 and 10-week course design workshop to all faculty. 

ELM Course Design 101 (online self-paced course)

eLearning Miami’s experienced team of instructional designers offer this self-paced course design opportunity to all faculty. The aim is to work through the backward design process to design and teach a course aligned with learning outcomes.

Whether your course is offered online, hybrid, or face-to-face this self-paced course will help you:

  • Develop a high quality, engaging course experience for your students
  • Align your teaching goals with student success
  • Grow skills in teaching with technology

This course is self-paced and allows participants to work through each module as their time permits. Participants can also choose to earn a certificate of completion by submitting designated deliverables and meeting with an instructional designer.

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ELM CD 101

ELM Course Design Cohort

eLearning Miami’s experienced team of instructional designers offer extensive support in course design and delivery through a blended workshop experience offered each semester for Miami Faculty. Whether your course is offered online, or hybrid, we can help you develop the skills to offer a quality learning experience for your students.

The 10-week course design workshop provides all support needed to design and teach an online course, including Instructional Design support, online resources, a cohort of colleagues, professional videography and support for designing accessible materials. The workshop is in a 10-week online format, with collaborative online course activities and a few scheduled face-to-face sessions to build community, brainstorm, and allow you to share your ideas and challenges with your colleagues.

Through the ELM Cohort you will:

  • Develop a high quality, engaging course experience for your students
  • Align your teaching goals with student success
  • Collaborate with peers in a learning community
  • Grow skills in teaching with technology
  • Evaluate effective teaching strategies
  • Earn a stipend for your initial development of the course, and a stipend for revision
    • $2000 when course is developed at 90%
    • $500 after course is taught once and revisions completed

Major Topics

  • Student-Centered Design
  • Online Quality Standards
  • Course Delivery Strategies
  • Authentic Assessment
  • Content Curation
  • Multimedia Creation
  • Miami’s Learning Technology Ecosystem
  • Self-Support
  • Student Support

Your Commitment

  • Complete online exercises and course development plans
  • Attend any scheduled face-to-face or web meeting sessions
  • Contribute to community of practice with your peers
  • Stay connected through design and revision processes
  • Estimated time in ELM online course environment 5 hours/week
    • Depending on your goals for yourself and your course timeline, you may spend many more hours on your specific online course materials, and will need to factor that in above our 5 hour estimate.

Spring 2019 10-week Cohort

Cohort Online Course Dates: February 11 - April 27, 2019

  • A face-to-face kick-off and a wrap-up session
  • A group web conference
  • Multiple opportunities for group collaboration

Application Due Date: November 15, 2018
Acceptance Notifications: December 10, 2018

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Apply for Spring 2019

Other Upcoming Offerings

  • Summer 2019 applications will open February 2019. Please check back.

Past participants’ thoughts on the ELM Cohort experience

"If you want to have a meaningful, wonderful foundation for creating and developing online courses, then take the eLearning Workshop. ALL faculty teaching online courses NEED to take this workshop. Essential."


“This online workshop was instrumental in making my online course a success because it teaches how to prepare a meaningful online experience for the student.”

“This workshop has been an eye-opening experience which has positively impacted my face to face teaching. The intensity in which instruction, instructor presence, and content delivery are covered in the workshop I have found to not only be useful for thinking about my online course, but also useful towards improving my overall teaching effectiveness.”

“The workshop really forces you to slow down and think about how you are designing assignments, activities, and materials for the online format to make sure students are learning and engaging in a robust way.”

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